Private Dining

If you are looking for a venue to host private and exclusive lunches and dinners for up to 50 people (for cocktail parties and walking dinners we can accommodate 90-100 people), our dining area is the perfect space. For a more homely atmosphere for up to 14 people, we can use the dining room at 180 Graden, a typical canal house in Amsterdam’s Jordaan district. For larger events, please contact us to discuss possibilities.

For more information, please contact Bernadette or Mischa.

Hofstede De Nieuwe Donck

Last Friday, we catered a dinner at Hofstede De Nieuwe Donck. This is a beautiful estate in Langbroek, not far from Utrecht.

It can be used for hosting meetings, workshops and dinners. There is also accommodation for up to 20 people.

We had serious kitchen envy, for the large open, country kitchen. It was a pleasure to cook in and we hope to use it more in the future for cooking workshops and dinners.

We made a delicious 4 course dinner of salmon marinated in ginger and lapsang suchong tea, sole and scallop roulade, venison fillet with parsnip puree and deep fried kale and lastly, poached and caramelised pears with rum and muscavado jelly, milk puree and croissant ice cream.

A little interesting fact: the Christmas Special of Heel Holland Bakt (the Dutch version of The Great British Bake Off) was filmed in this kitchen a few weeks ago and will be broadcast on Saturday 20 December 2014 at 16:50 on NPO 1.


Restaurant Het Bosch

It's a tough job eating so many delicious courses one after the other but, somebody's got to do it!

Restaurant Het Bosch is perched on the banks of ‘De Nieuwe Meer’ in Amsterdam. The gorgeous location is the perfect setting for this modern, glass-encased restaurant. The light interior overlooks the water through large windows and if you manage to tear yourself away from the view, the immaculate, modern open kitchen is also exciting to watch as the chefs orchestrate a symphony of food.

Het Bosch was opened over 30 years ago by Ferry van Houten and remains in the family to this day. Ferry’s son, Danny, is now Maitre Sommelier, and it’s quite clear that he spent much of his youth working in the restaurant. His warm welcome, knowledge of wine and service were impeccable.

The extensive wine list is an exciting read in itself. What stood out is the number of wines available by the glass. More places should take note of this, in our opinion. We also liked the exclusive Château Mouton Rothschild wine list. The restaurant has invested in a range of their wines in limited quantity. If you have the budget, why not splash out.

We were treated to a 6-course menu, which has to be said, was a gastronomic journey from beginning to end. Our highlights from the menu were the tartar of Limousin beef, which was part of a trio of starters. It was served with an inspired sorbet made from cornichon pickling vinegar. When Bernadette scrapes her plate clean, you know you’re on to a winner!

The melt-in-the-mouth cod with Israeli couscous paella, octopus and olive jus danced on the palate with an array of sweet and salty flavours and textures. The veal sirloin as main was perfectly pink and tender as can be.

Dessert was an amarena cherry chocolate brownie, almond ice cream, refreshing red fruit soup and yoghurt sorbet.

Danny matched each course to perfection with an accompanying wine. That’s not an easy task. What we witnessed was a harmonious balance between kitchen and front of house, working together to complement each other and creating a perfect experience.

This is the place to bring someone you love or the most discerning diner – it’s that good! Our only tip; make sure you wear loose clothing because you won’t be leaving anything on your plates.

For more information please visit Het Bosch.

Bilder & de Clercq's new recipes week 29

As you may know by now, we are the chefs behind Amsterdam hotspot, Bilder & de Clercq. Every week we develop 3 new recipes for the stores and we'll be keeping you updated with the week's newest recipes. This weeks new recipes are:

Green beans bonne femmeCajun SalmonSpicy chicken

delicious. Magazine Christmas Special 2013

As the chefs at Bilder & de Clercq, we were asked by delicious. Magazine to create a Christmas menu in their festive December issue for 2013. This is the result.

eric van lokven (opening) STYLING CYN FerDINANDUS, maaike koorman (opening) 
wijntips ellen dekkers PRODUCTIE MURIëL SCHRIJN M.M.V. BILDER & DE CLERCQ, Amsterdam